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God so loved me that He gave
Jesus for my sins to die;
Jesus loved me in the grave,
Jesus loves me still on high,--
Father-love and Saviour-love,
Mine on earth and mine above!

Love, from highest heights that stooped,--
Love, to deepest depths that came,--
Love, that 'neath my burden drooped,--
Bore my anguish and my shame--
Died, that I may never die,--
Living, lifts me to the sky!

Love, the arm that reached me first,--
Love, the hand that raised me up,--
Love, my prison-bars that burst,--
Love, that filled my brimming cup--
Filled it full of Heavenly wine--
Filled, and blessed, and made it mine!

Love, the holy, cleansing fount
Where I wash my garments white,--
Love, my Tabor, hallowed mount,
Where I stand with Him in sight,--
Love, my watch-tower, till the day
Chase all earth-born mists away!

       - Mrs. J. C. Yule


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